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  • Marion County moving to the First Congressional District

    Marion County meet Congressman Ed Whitfield.
    The General Assembly on Friday approved a Congressional redistricting plan that moves Marion County from the Second District, which is represented by Republican Congressman Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, to the First District, which is represented by Whitfield, a Republican from Hopkinsville.
    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills both opposed the Congressional redistricting plan.

    On Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear said he will sign the plan into law.

  • Legislative redistricting deemed unconstitutional

    State legislators need the redo their plans for new legislative district boundaries, according to a temporary injunction issued Feb. 7 in Franklin Circuit Court.
    "Until the General Assembly passes redistricting legislation that complies with all applicable constitutional requirements to revise the districts ... the elections for the House and Senate shall be conducted with the legislative district boundaries in effect immediately prior to the enactment of House Bill 1," Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd wrote.

  • Cleaver Court basketball court vandalized

    Someone declared their appreciation for Muhammad Ali, "black coffee" and "black records" with spray paint in an act of vandalism early Feb. 8.
    And whoever did it used the basketball court on Cleaver Court as a canvas.
    "[Feb. 8] between 3:30 and 4 a.m., somebody vandalized it with white, black and yellow spray paint," Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said.

  • Fiscal Court approves $4,000 for animal shelter

    To say the Marion County Animal Shelter has been overwhelmed in recent months would be an understatement. With this in mind, citizen June Sooter appealed to the Marion County Fiscal Court to assist the shelter and its employees.

    "They're overburdened and they need help. And you all need to put the money into that shelter," Sooter said during the Feb. 2 fiscal court meeting.

  • 'Gentle giant' dies

    Rev. Ivo Cecil was a "gentle giant" who gave great hugs, said Mass quickly, and drove a little fast, and he is remembered fondly by those who knew him when he served as the pastor of St. Augustine Church.

    Cecil died Jan. 30 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was 85.

  • 3G or not 3G?

    Some smart phone users in Marion County may notice something missing when they are in Lebanon - mobile broadband service.

    AT&T operates the nation's largest broadband network with 29,000 hotspots in the United States, but for now, most of Marion County is served by the company's EDGE network, not its 3G or 4G broadband networks.

    Madison Dunn, an AT&T customer, has noticed a "major difference" when using her iPhone in Marion County compared to neighboring counties.

  • Ag extension agent has resigned

    George McCain resigned as the Marion County agriculture extension agent on Jan. 19, and for the foreseeable future, the county's other extension agents will be taking on some of those responsibilities. It's unclear when a replacement will be hired.

    "When there is a vacancy, the other agents pick up the slack," said Elizabeth Creed, the family and consumer sciences extension agent. "Rebecca [Hill] and I will pick up the slack for the ag position."

  • Ag extension agent has resigned

    George McCain resigned as the Marion County agriculture extension agent on Jan. 19, and for the foreseeable future, the county's other extension agents will be taking on some of those responsibilities. It's unclear when a replacement will be hired.

    "When there is a vacancy, the other agents pick up the slack," said Elizabeth Creed, the family and consumer sciences extension agent. "Rebecca [Hill] and I will pick up the slack for the ag position."

  • Business, professional

    Barry Brady isn't actually a businessperson, but the Marion County jailer has taken a business-like approach to running the Marion County Detention Center. He frequently speaks of ways to be more efficient and about the need to market the jail to outside agencies.

    His approach is also the reason he was named the 2012 Outstanding Businessperson by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Candidates have filed for the Primary Election

    The deadline for candidates to file for most primary races in Kentucky was Jan. 31, although the deadline for state legislative races and Congressional races was postponed until 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. (This is updated from the print edition. The deadline was extended again after press time.)